Process Engineer

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  • Location

    Tyne and Wear, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £30.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Joanne Edwards

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Duration:

    36 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    September 2020

  • Client:


Our Client BAe Systems based in Washington has a requirement for a Process Engineer to undertake the below contract.

To support the Operations department in the design, validation, qualification and manufacture of munition components at Washington in order to ensure that the daily business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost and Delivery are achieved.
The Process Engineer will also be responsible for the delivery of engineering related projects to support future requirements and technologies, including the management and introduction of capital investments.
The Process Engineer will be responsible and accountable for all aspects of the process of manufacturing munition products at the Washington site from cradle to grave. This inclusive but not exclusive to such activities as:
The introduction of new munition products and processes to the site's manufacturing portfolio, including their validation and qualification.
The introduction of new or existing technology including the management and introduction of capital investments.
There will be a requirement to support Munitions based tasks when required, working at Washington and off site at other BAE sites and partner trial facilities, customers' and suppliers' establishments.
Liaising with other functions, including Safety, Quality, Procurement and Engineering to successfully tackle production issues, following the relevant processes and processes, identifying suitable causes, remedial actions and corrective actions.
The manipulation and analysis of OEE and other forms of available data, to identify and deliver areas of continuous improvement. The decommissioning and removal of products and processes from the site's manufacturing portfolio.
Responsibilities include but are not solely limited to the below for both current products and new products.
Representation of Engineering at daily SQCDP meeting when required, raising and managing issues and actions accordingly.
Support of Engineering in the Production Readiness Review process.

Overall responsibility for the health and safety of the designated manufacturing process.
To provide and manage a Safe System of Work (SSOW) to include Manufacturing Instructions (SOPs) and General Risk, PUWER and COSHH assessments in line with company and statutory requirements.
To provide support manufacturing section Safety Improvement Plans.
To complete OSHENS and Talk Safes as per the business requirements.
To apply 5S principles to provide a safe and efficient work area.

To develop, establish and maintain efficient manufacturing processes and facilities to meet programme requirements.
To conduct audits on the manufacturing process to ensure compliance, identifying and implementing corrective actions as appropriate. Audits to include process capability studies.
To raise, manage and resolve Q3's and manufacturing issues within a manufacturing area, using SAP.
To ensure conformance to the change management BMS to accurately manage change control using Team Centre. Accurately provide authorisation of manufacturing changes.
To ensure the use of Practical Problem Solving exercises to resolve manufacturing issues, leading, managing and supporting where necessary, using appropriate testing/ trials and data analysis using Minitab software.
To ensure the creation of Process Trilogy documentation for each manufacturing process (PCP, PFMEA and Process Flow).
To ensure the use of Workspace/ Team Centre to save documents in a structured manner.
To write engineering validation reports and technical specifications to a high standard for internal stakeholder / customer reviews

To lead and support Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and initiatives using lean principles and modern manufacturing techniques such as CAD, CAM and other modelling software, to identify opportunities to reduce cost.
To ensure the provision and authorisation of the identification, justification, planning and project management of capital expenditure following the relevant BMS and PIE process, creating Technical Requirement Specifications.
To identify and prescribe optimum process tooling and consumable requirements, e.g. work-holding equipment and tooling to minimise waste, ensuring processes are provided to ensure they are available as required.
To manage delivery of a manufacturing process to the required standard.

Support the introduction of new products and processes by providing a safe and efficient means of manufacture, including the creation of accurate Product Data Indexes and Standard Operating Procedures.
Support the day to day manufacture of Washington products and the delivery of the Washington Manufacturing
To support Maintenance in the creation of sound Planned Preventative Maintenance plans and the identification
To create and manage Value Stream Maps, Process Maps and Lines of Balance.
Deliver a process capable of achieving an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of 85%.